WXPN Welcomes: The Dude Hates Cancer Afterparty with Swift Technique

Johnny Brenda's presents

WXPN Welcomes: The Dude Hates Cancer Afterparty with Swift Technique

Cheers Elephant, Orbit to Leslie

Sat, September 15, 2012

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:15 pm


This event is 21 and over

All shows are 21+ Proper I.D. required for admission

The Dude Hates Cancer Benefit
The Dude Hates Cancer packages everything we love about bowling -- the camaraderie, the shirts, The Big Lebowski, etc -- into an annual charity campaign that extends beyond the lanes and raises money and awareness for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. This year will be our seventh campaign in Philadelphia, and we hope you'll join us as we kick cancer to the gutter!
Swift Technique - (Set time: 11:15 PM)
Swift Technique
10:15 PM

Swift Technique enters 2016 after completing their most successful
year to date. Most recently, the band has held several high profile
support slots, including sharing the stage with Karl Denson's Tiny
Universe, The Motet, Fishbone, The Main Squeeze, Sister Sparrow & The
Dirty Birds, JoJo Mayer, Big Sam's Funky Nation and Sophistafunk.
While completing tours through the Northeast, Southeast & Midwest
United States, the band also released two new singles, "Dress Shoes" &
"Jay's the Name" to critical acclaim. 2015 saw the debut of Swift
Technique's "Ultimate Funk Throwdown: Prince Vs. Morris Day", which
will continue to be performed on select dates throughout the country.
With a new EP release slated for Summer 2016, Swift Technique plans to
debut a large portion of new material on March 5th at Johnny Brenda's
in Philadelphia.

After forming in 2007, Swift Technique has relentlessly toured,
performed and recorded throughout the US. The extremely positive
chemistry shared by the band has always been translated in the live
setting. With the 2013 release of, “you boys be aight”, Swift
Technique established themselves as an up and coming force in the
recording industry. Although the group draws from many world
influences, their genre is uniquely Philadelphia.
Cheers Elephant - (Set time: 10:15 PM)
Cheers Elephant
Dubbed, “Chew it up, Spit it out, Rock and Roll”, Cheers Elephant is a tight, rootsy,
psychedelic poprock quartet from Philadelphia, PA… now located in SoCal. Digging deep
into three part harmonies and pop song arrangements, Cheers has a sound that’ll make
your dad’s toe tap, your mom’s hip shake, and your sister’s heart throb.

In 2012 Cheers Elephant released their 3rd album Like Wind Blows Fire, which was the
most successful record to date. Their track ‘Leaves’ hit #4 on Hype Machine and featured
on We Are Hunted, NPR, Ex.FM, Good Music All Day, and Spotify. Cheers has shared the
stage with acts like Mayer Hawthorne, Rubblebucket, The Go! Team, The Walkmen,
Darwin Deez, Jefferson Starship, The Mother Hips, and more. So, why not take a sip of
Cheers Elephant? The buzz is good.

“Sound City Players did 3-plus hours, but my favorite SXSW set came from Philly’s Cheers
Elephant: great, hooky indie-pop.”
- Eric Danton, Rolling Stone / WSJ Music

“Dubbing themselves as the dudes with the best indie rock haircuts, [Cheers
Elephant] blend playful humor, energy, and some really great three-part harmonies.”

“Their harmonies are reminiscent of The Beatles and they carry a lighthearted energy
similar to the goofy They Might Be Giants, a combination that makes them easy to love
and hard to ignore.”
- USA Today
Orbit to Leslie - (Set time: 9:15 PM)
Orbit to Leslie
With earnest vocals and the band’s upbeat genre jumping instrumentations, Orbit to Leslie create captivating songs that can shift from Psych Rock and Doo Wop to Surf and Afro-Pop. With super catchy melodies and lots of fun double drum work they bring a passionate energy to their live show that is sure to entertain.
Venue Information:
Johnny Brenda's
1201 N. Frankford Ave
Philadelphia, PA, 19125